Page 202 of 223 FirstFirst ... 102152192200201202203204212 ... LastLast
Results 2,011 to 2,020 of 2221
  1. #2011
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Posts
    808
    Like
    3,073
    Liked 374 Times in 206 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by spiderem View Post
    No offense to Jourdan, but is it not a bit crazy to give this beast to a "not so experienced driver"? Rally is on a slow recovery with regards to general public acceptance, 1 major off with injuries or fatalities and the whole thing will be in jeopardy again... I guess we got away with Paddon's off in Monte 17 by the fact that it was the very first stage of the first rally of the new wrc era... Hope my fears won't materialize.
    PS i like the car livery though.
    He's only gonna be as much a risk as Sheikh Khalid or Armin Kremer; for starters, Kris Meeke would be a much greater risk.

  2. Likes: cali (3rd August 2018),nafpaktos (7th August 2018)
  3. #2012
    Senior Member Andre Oliveira's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    3,865
    Like
    1,368
    Liked 2,664 Times in 1,237 Posts
    Compare Kremer with Al-Qassimi and Serderidis is not good idea. Kremer is a good driver.

  4. Likes: cali (3rd August 2018),Mirek (6th August 2018),Munkvy (6th August 2018),N.O.T (7th August 2018),TWRC (8th August 2018),WRC1 (3rd August 2018)
  5. #2013
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Posts
    493
    Like
    12
    Liked 246 Times in 143 Posts
    Seriously the argument about who is better than who is irrelevant. The FIA must think he is competent enough to drive the car. It doesn't matter what class the car is if there is an accident. The worst fatal crash involving spectators in Britain in recent times was caused by an R3 Citroen and not a WRC car. You could argue (if you must) that a WRC car driven by Works driver would more than likely be going faster than one driven by an amateur so any possible accident could be on a grander scale.

  6. Likes: nafpaktos (7th August 2018)
  7. #2014
    Armchair General Mirek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Prague / Eastern Bohemia
    Posts
    19,156
    Like
    4,772
    Liked 6,085 Times in 2,540 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by AnttiL View Post
    Dust won’t be as much of an issue
    No, but it's near impossible to overtake someone in the wineyeards.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

  8. Likes: AnttiL (3rd August 2018),EstWRC (3rd August 2018),pantealex (3rd August 2018)
  9. #2015
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    539
    Like
    0
    Liked 309 Times in 156 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Sal the 2nd View Post
    Seriously the argument about who is better than who is irrelevant. The FIA must think he is competent enough to drive the car. It doesn't matter what class the car is if there is an accident. The worst fatal crash involving spectators in Britain in recent times was caused by an R3 Citroen and not a WRC car. You could argue (if you must) that a WRC car driven by Works driver would more than likely be going faster than one driven by an amateur so any possible accident could be on a grander scale.
    And when ogier passes by there are a lot more spectators on the road standing a lot closer than when sederditis passes by.

  10. Likes: nafpaktos (7th August 2018)
  11. #2016
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Athens
    Posts
    19,323
    Like
    6,198
    Liked 9,216 Times in 4,217 Posts
    Rallirinki / Teemu
    Tommi Mäkinen Racing had a turnover of 67 m€ in 2017 (+48% /2016) and made a profit of 8,6 m€ (+115%). #WRC is good business for the team. Currently TGR's WRC base is moving to Tallinn, Estonia. After Germany cars won't return to Finland for rebuild.

    https://m.kauppalehti.fi/uutiset/toy...entti/fezdDH2J

  12. Likes: cali (6th August 2018),pantealex (6th August 2018),Rallyper (6th August 2018),tomhlord (6th August 2018)
  13. #2017
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Posts
    317
    Like
    32
    Liked 279 Times in 125 Posts
    Amount of profit they're making is so unreal. How Toyota even accepts that?
    Last edited by Essaj; 5th August 2018 at 23:10.

  14. #2018
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    1,596
    Like
    152
    Liked 1,018 Times in 555 Posts
    One option can be that they got bonuses for every podium and even better for first place since they weren't really expected to have many in the first year.
    Now when making the budget for the year they can't count they will get the bonuses and if they then get them they only add up.

  15. #2019
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    429
    Like
    274
    Liked 240 Times in 133 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Essaj View Post
    Amount of profit they're making is so unreal. How Toyota even accepts that?
    Is it? Prodrive, M-Sport, TMR and anyone else who is effectively a motorsport agency for a manufacturer are in the game to make profit.

  16. Likes: cali (6th August 2018),COD (7th August 2018)
  17. #2020
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    359
    Like
    111
    Liked 231 Times in 98 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by tomhlord View Post
    Is it? Prodrive, M-Sport, TMR and anyone else who is effectively a motorsport agency for a manufacturer are in the game to make profit.
    Well had Toyota used their own factory/facilities in Köln they probably could have saved TMR profit at least..

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •